The Care Technologist Project

THE CARE TECHNOLOGIST PROJECT

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The Care Technologist role was first trialled across services and care homes in Glasgow, East Ayrshire and Aberdeen from July 2022 to July 2023. 

We now operate across different workstreams, which you can read more about below.

If you are looking for the Care Technologist Helpdesk, follow this link here.

What is a Care Technologist?

Care Technologists work with services, homes and individuals to get to know people providing and accessing care, and create digital care plans to help them live and work well.  Digital care plans have included 1:1 support, provision and set-up of technology and devices, and furthering access to online and community resources that improve digital skills.

Technology can range widely. There are times when a simple phone adjustment would help people connect to their loved ones easier, or adding a voice activated device to draw curtains is all that is needed to help people remain independent in their own homes. These are the sort of adjustments a Care Technologist might suggest.

Since starting this work, we have seen improvements in independent living, increased flexibility in support, and a widening of knowledge on technology available for people accessing care.

Who have we been working with?

Since starting the Test of Change in 2022, the team have worked with Baillieston Community CareHRM HomecareSRS Specialist Resource Solutions and over 20 care homes represented by Scottish Care to trial the role. We have also worked with local HSCPs, care services and educational services to share learning.

Care Technologist Test of Change Summary Report and Outcomes and Evaluation Report

What are we doing now?

Following on from phase three of the trial, we are now involved in three different workstreams:

Legacy Helpdesk

To ensure the longevity of the project, we are developing a central website containing all the information and resources on technology enable care that we have gathered over the last 12 months. This will cater to individuals wanting advice and support on using more technology in their homes, and providers and staff wanting to integrate technology into their services.

For more information contact Dan: [email protected]

Intelligent Lilli

Lilli is a proactive remote monitoring technology used to monitor the behaviour of vulnerable individuals so that support teams and families can proactively support people with their wellbeing. We are working with different providers to support the implementation of this intelligent technology.

Intelligent Lilli – The future of independent living

For more information contact Cheryl: [email protected]

Dumfries and Galloway

We will be running roadshows across D&G to inform and inspire professionals and members of the public about technology enabled care. We will also be offering 1:1 sessions with one of our Care Technologists to offer tailored support around implementing technology in a care setting. We hope to offer resources and information on this to promote the use of technology enabled care.

For more information contact Katherine: [email protected]

 

Want to speak to a Care Technologist?

We currently employ two Care Technologist roles across East Ayrshire and Glasgow.

Dan Plant
Dan is the Care Technologist working in the Legacy Help Desk workstream and has worked with Baillieston Community Care in providing  Care Technologist support. Dan works four days a week to deliver the project.

[email protected]

 

Cheryl Stevenson

Cheryl is the Care Technologist working with Intelligent Lilli across East Ayrshire and D&G,  and has worked with HRM Homecare in East Ayrshire in providing Care Technologist support. Cheryl works four days a week to deliver the project.

Cheryl.stevenson@scottishcare.org

Want to learn more?

The Care Technologist team have developed the below resources to learn more about the project, the aims and how to get in touch if you’re interested in taking part.

You can also follow us on Twitter @CareTech_Scot

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